Two days ago, President Trump signed an Executive Order about visa entry procedures and refugees from Syria. Although leftists’ heads are exploding, their claims are either totally exaggerated or flat out FAKE NEWS.
I have read the Executive Order and summarized it below in simple terms.
First, there there is no “Muslim Ban.” There is a postponement of entry from 7 countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen) previously identified by the Obama administration as posing extraordinary risks. Most of the Muslim countries are not on the list.
Second, the list has nothing to do with Trump’s foreign business concerns. It was PRESIDENT OBAMA who first restricted visa waivers for those seven Muslim-majority countries. Funny how nobody complained or marched in protest, but now Trump does it and heads are exploding?
Third, it’s a suspension, not a ban. Trump has ordered an immediate evaluation of our visa procedures to better screen out those who would pose a risk to our safety.
Fourth, the suspension does not affect foreign nationals traveling on diplomatic visas, North Atlantic Treaty Organization visas, C-2 visas for travel to the United Nations, and G-1, G-2, G-3, and G-4 visas. Also, it allows waivers on a case-by-case basis.
Fifth, they’re also going to create a biometric entry-exit system to track travelers, as was recommended by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.
Sixth, refugees will be limited to 50,000 for 2017 and the feds will no longer dump them on state and local communities without their consent.
Seventh, the Attorney General is going to begin collecting and making public information regarding foreign nationals who have been charged with or convicted of terrorism-related offenses and/or gender-based violence against women, including honor killings.
There’s nothing here that should warrant all the hyperbole and sign waving. The order is about keeping Americans safe from people who want to hurt us. Anybody who has a problem with that needs to get his head examined.
TEXT OF January 27, 2017: Executive Order signed by President Trump
PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES
CtH 1/29/17: For some reason, this one is not posted yet at the White House web site. Maybe the web gremlins don’t work weekends. CNN says this is the full text.
It remains to be seen when a day will pass without the protesters/rioters turning out en masse over an order POTUS Trump has issued. It seems to have been every day since at least his inauguration. He brings out the full potential in everyone! Yesterday was no different.
Under the stay, none of the travelers held at airports across the nation can be sent back. However, the measure doesn’t mean they have to be allowed into the country – leaving them in a grey area.
A senior Homeland Security official told Reuters that roughly 375 travelers were affected by the order. Of these, 109 were in transit to the US and denied entry. Another 173 people were stopped by airlines from boarding an aircraft to the US. 81 others who had green cards or special immigrant visas received waivers.
A team of lawyers from the U.S. Attorney’s Office argued against the emergency stay, deeming it “moot” because detained plaintiffs and Iraqi nationals Hameed Khalid Darweesh and Haider Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshawi had since been released. The two were held for several hours on Saturday at JFK airport.
“I’m assuming there will be more people this has an impact on,” Donnelly fired back.
CAN YOU GUESS WHO THE DEMOCRATS RAN TO FOR A RESTRAINING ORDER???
Judge Who Blocked Trump’s Order Was Nominated By OBAMA On Recommendation Of CHUCK SCHUMER
“We are indebted to Sen. Schumer for recommending Ann Donnelly and all of the other outstanding recent appointments,” Bagley Amon said. “She takes the seat vacated by Sandra Townes when Judge Towns took senior status — seat No. 10, created in 1978.”
‘Let Them In!’: Protesters Storm JFK Airport to Demand Release of Detained Iraqis
EVER WONDER HOW THESE “PROTESTS” APPEAR IN AN INSTANT ALL OVER THE COUNTRY? IT’S LIKE THEY’RE ON CALL 24/7.
Democratic congressmen like Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) showed up in solidarity with the demonstrators. Eventually, one detainee, Hameed Khalid Darweesh, who worked for the U.S. government in Iraq for a decade, was released. He thanked his supporters for their effort and noted America was still “the land of freedom.”
Gov. McAuliffe Pledges to Free Refugees Detained at Dulles Airport
THE VICIOUS PUNK SEIZED THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET HIS FACE IN FRONT OF A CAMERA
Yet, it seems more refugees are currently stuck in Washington Dulles International airport in Virginia. Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) just held a press conference with Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, where he said he intends to help free the refugees, despite the president’s mandate.
ACLU wins legal challenge against immigration ban: ‘Hope Trump enjoys losing’
“I hope Trump enjoys losing. He’s going to lose so much we’re going to get sick and tired of his losing,” ACLU national political director Faiz Shakir told Yahoo News shortly after the decision was announced.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the court ruling.
TO THE ACLU: DON’T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY’RE HATCHED
Most claims about Trump’s visa Executive Order are false or misleading
Debunking the supposed “Muslim Ban” and other accusations-gone-wild.
There are some stark policy difference about immigration and refugees over which people can disagree — those were argued at length during the election season. But the hyperbole and frenzy being exhibited in the media and by leftist pundits is hyperbole at best, fakery and lying at worst.
HuffPo’s homepage expressed similar hyperbole
They said they would be standing in solidarity with the ‘Muslim ban’ protesters. But Uber said they would be reducing surge pricing to the airport.
People accused them of ‘colluding with Trump’ and failing to take a stand against policy, and Twitter users urged others to delete the app from their phone.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick responded by pledging to compensate ‘thousands of its drivers’ affected by the immigration ban.
Kalanick said Uber will compensate its drivers who may be barred from entering the US for 90 days as a result of Donald Trump’s executive order.